A 7.1 magnitude earthquake has struck in the Mexican state of Puebla, with localised damage and some reports of damage in parts of Mexico City.

New Zealanders in the affected area should follow the advice of the local authorities, and monitor local media for any developments. Please also let your family back in New Zealand know you’re okay.

New Zealanders in Mexico requiring consular assistance should contact the New Zealand Embassy in Mexico City on +52 55 5283 9460.

If you have imminent travel plans involving Mexico, we recommend contacting your accommodation provider or travel agent directly to check whether your destination is affected by the earthquake and assure yourself that all essential utilities and services are operational before departure.

You should also contact your airline directly to reconfirm your flight status.